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  1. This happens to me too, at least to some extent. I find that rolling the mouse wheel with something selected makes only a minimal zoom change, as if I only clicked the wheel once. The same wheel roll with nothing selected and it zooms in or out a lot, consistent with the number of clicks I rolled the wheel. VW2020 SP6 mid-2015 MacBook Pro Mojave
  2. Ok, thanks for the reply. This makes sense now.
  3. What am I missing here. I can't seem to get this to work. On the design layer, are you using the clip cube to get the view you want, or is it done with viewport crops?
  4. Well, I went to create a file to post up, but it was working as I wanted. Now I realize that my 3D object in the original file was a solid subtraction. As soon as I create a solid subtraction, all the line of the geometry are lost. I suppose that's normal behaviour? Which is too bad. Why can't that part of the model remain intact I wonder?
  5. No one? I thought this should be an easy one. Surely I'm missing a simple setting somewhere whereby all the separate components that make up an extrude are merged together...
  6. Hi. Since VW2019, I haven't been able to view the geometry of my 3D models in a viewport. I used to be able to go into the advanced properties of a viewport and uncheck "merge structural objects with the same fill" box, and then see the lines of the components that make up a 3D part. Is there another setting I'm missing? For reference, these are millwork parts, MDF specifically, that I would like to see the construction of when I create a section viewport. See attached.... Thanks for any help. VW2020SP5 Architect, InteriorCAD Mid-2015 MacBook Pro
  7. It should be possible. I would like this feature a lot.
  8. For a while I had a problem with the purge command deleting everything in my drawings, so I quit using it for a while. I just checked, and it's working normally again. I haven't changed any purge settings lately. I really hope you didn't lose a ton of work! I'm on VW2020 SP5, mid-205 Macbook Pro, Architect, InteriorCAD.
  9. What is this extra frame, or ?? on my curtain wall? It appears with no fill, but is visible in all view. I can't seem to get rid of it. See attached: Mid-2015 MacBook Pro VW 2020 Architect, SP5, InteriorCAD
  10. I think this might be a bug. It happened to me occasionally on VW2019, and now 2020. I can't replicate it, however. I usually just delete the offending dimension and re-do it.
  11. Definitely check that snap to tangent isn't activated. This can cause some snap weirdness.
  12. Thanks, a very thorough response. I'll give this a try the next time it happens and see what's up. I'll report back if I can find the culprit. Thanks
  13. I keep getting this error message, even though the viewport name isn't being used by another object. Any one else having this problem? I always have to go back to the viewport annotations to change the detail number, it would be nice to just assign the number when I create the viewport. VW 2020 SP4, Architect, InteriorCAD mid-2015 Macbook Pro
  14. Is there a way to run 2 installations of VW on the same computer, using the same serial? I'd like to test out some software, but don't want to use my day-to-day VW as a beta tester. Right now, running a mid-2015 MacBook Pro, Mojave, VW 2020 . Thanks
  15. Nevermind. I think I figured it out. It's the actual colour of the class. I changed my background to be lighter grey, and the line colour of the class and I can see the objects again.
  16. I must be missing a setting. What is controlling the colour of greyed-out items while "show other objects while in edit mode"? I have VW2020, using dark-mode, and my drawing background is grey. The greyed-out items are showing is this pale yellow/brown, which is not easy to see. What can I change to make these items more visible? Screenshot attached. Thanks
  17. Using the keyboard to change to openGL is pretty quick.
  18. Thanks for the reply. It's getting there, what settings are you using for your viewports, ie: what rendering? I assume this is not top/plan. As for InteriorCAD, I'm mostly abandoning that for now. I just upgraded to 2020, and haven't yet purchased InteriorCAD. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work so I'm moving forward with simple extrudes to represent the cabinets.
  19. I'm a custom millwork fabricator, and have to prepare shop drawings for all manner of custom cabinetry and other millwork. One thing I run across all the time is how to present plan views that look good. My cabinets are all either extrudes, or InteriorCAD cabinets, which look terrible in a top/plan view. But the walls and doors look good. Flipping to a dashed hidden line rendering, the cabinets look good, the but not the walls and doors. What's the trick to get both looking good? Right now, I create 2 viewports, one with a crop to show just the walls, and one with a crop to just show the cabinets. But it's a pain, especially around door and window casings. Is there a better way?
  20. Is there a way to speed things up after a PDF import? I'm working with some floor plans, tracing them out, but every view change or geometry added is slow as molasses. And the CPU fan is running constantly. Why so laboured? Can I reduce the resolution of the PDF to speed things up? I realize my computer is not the latest and greatest, but it works fine otherwise. VW 2020, SP3.1 Mid-2015 MacBook Pro
  21. I got it. The colour was being controlled by OSx. I had the highlight colour selected as graphite,, the same colour as the background in the class editing dialogue box. Your image tipped me off, your highlight colour is blue.
  22. No luck. To clarify, my navigation palette behaves like your image, I have no trouble seeing the selected layer or class there. But when I go to the editing window, the background there is the same colour as the highlighting. What is controlling that background colour? In the image below, the dimension class is selected.
  23. I've just upgraded to VW2020, and am using dark mode. What setting controls the highlighting of layers/class in the dialogue boxes? I can't see when I've highlighted a class or layer. I've gone through all the interactive appearance settings, but I don't know which one controls the highlighting within menus. See attached image. I think one of these classes is selected, but how do you know? Thanks VW2020 sp.3 mid-2015 MacBook Pro
  24. It feels like it's plodding through molasses. Every keystroke or command takes a second or so to register. Click, wait for object info pallete to update, make change, wait, etc.... I think most files start out ok, but after working for 5-10 minutes, there is a noticeable slow-down. I can't point to a particular bit of geometry, or an action that causes it. I don't think it was always this bad - seems like something has changed. Anyone else? What could cause this? VW2019 SP6, InteriorCAD Macbook Pro, Late 2015, Mojave
  25. Thank you all for the replies. I think I will try all three methods and see what works the best. Maybe it's just me, but I find all the different 3D commands very confusing, and difficult to learn. I don't find drawing 3D in vectorworks all that intuitive.
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